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October 13, 2019 - Mother Natures Takes Pair of Weekend Events from Best Performance Motorsports
1 Tyler Erb initially set out to embark on a trio of weekend events in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. Unfortunately, Mother Nature stole two of the programs.

The three-race weekend opened on Friday evening at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) with a $5,000-to-win, unsanctioned event. Twenty-eight drivers entered the program, and Tyler won his heat race to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for the feature. Unfortunately, rain arrived before the feature could be contested, forcing the balance of the program to be postponed to a future date.

On Saturday night Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competition brought the Best Peformance Motorsports team to Georgia for a $12,000-to-win event at Woodstock's Dixie Speedway. The annual Dixie Shootout proved to not be what Tyler Erb had hoped. Via preliminary action he earned the 20th-starting position for the 50-lap feature. Erb was only able to manage a 17th-place finish in the feature at the 3/8-mile oval.

Sunday night's $10,000-to-win, LOLMDS program at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) fell victim to rain and will not be made up.

Tyler is fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings, and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


October 5, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Back to the LOLMDS Grind
1 Tyler Erb was back on the road with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) over the weekend with a trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania. Action opened on Friday night as the tour made its debut at Raceway 7 (Conneaut, Ohio) for a $12,000-to-win event.

Thirty-two drivers entered the program, and Erb raced to a runner-up finish in his heat race to earn the sixth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. The pilot of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 kept his mount inside the Top 10 throughout the finale before finishing in the eighth position.

On Saturday evening the team rolled into the sprawling confines of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (Imperial, Pennsylvania) for the annual Pittsburgher 100. With 37 drivers entered, Erb raced into the main event with a B-Main win.

Starting 17th on the feature grid, Erb charged to a sixth-place finish in the $20,000-to-win, 100-lap affair.

"Overall, it was a pretty solid weekend for our team. A pair of Top-10 finishes is something we can continue to build upon," Erb commented. "We were a tick off on the setup in the feature on Friday night. Then, on Saturday night at Pittsburgh, I buried us early in the night, but we were able to rebound for a sixth-place finish. We'll keep grinding away and head to Georgia looking for wins and to climb up the ladder in the points."

Tyler is fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings, and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


September 21, 2019 - Tyler Erb Returns to Lucas Oil Late Model Series Victory Lane
1Making his debut at Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo Indiana) on Friday night, Tyler Erb triumphed in thrilling fashion to pick up the $12,000 victory in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Industrial Resourcing Group/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Heath Lawson photo)

Twenty-four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) drivers looked to try their hand at claiming the victory in the rare Super Late Model appearance at the renowned Sprint Car facility. A win in his heat race positioned Tyler on the outside-front-row for the 50-lap feature. Tyler slipped as far back as the third position at times during the event before staging a late-race charge to the lead.

With just four laps to go, Erb shot past Hudson O'Neal for the top spot. The Texas native went on to lead the final circuits on his way to his sixth series' win of the 2019 season. The victory increased Tyler's overall win tally on the year to nine.

Tyler thundered into Indiana's Brownstown Speedway on Saturday, where the 40th annual Jackson 100 took center stage with a $15,000 winner's check on the line. With 34 entries taking aim on the top prize, he finished third in his heat race to earn the 10th-starting spot for the feature. Advancing four spots in the finale, Erb crossed the finish line in the sixth spot.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 14, 2019 - Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Finds Best Performance Motorsports in Iowa
1The 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals came to life over the weekend at the famed Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa), where Tyler Erb once again returned to the driver's seat of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Industrial Resourcing Group/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

With 55 entries on hand, preliminary action on Thursday night found Tyler finishing third in his heat race to lock into the fourth-starting spot for the night's 25-lap, $7,000-to-win feature. Erb shot to the lead on the fifth circuit of the finale and led the way until lap 14, when Shane Clanton charged to the top spot. Tyler was unable to get back to the lead and crossed the finish line in second behind Clanton with Darrell Lanigan, Ricky Weiss and Ricky Thornton Jr. completing the Top 5.

On Friday evening another $7,000-to-win prelim was contested. Tyler was third-fastest in qualifying and with an invert in place he was positioned sixth on the starting grid for his heat. Charging to a runner-up finish in his heat race, Erb was positioned fifth on the starting grid for the feature. Tyler picked off a few cars early in the feature before ultimately sliding back to a sixth-place finish.

With two strong performances under his belt during preliminary action, Tyler locked into the fifth-starting spot for the $40,000-to-win, 100-lap, crown jewel final on Saturday night.

Erb ran in the Top 5 until lap 55, when he slowed with issues in turn three. He ducked into the pits for repairs before rejoining the tail of the field. He rebounded to a fifth place-finish.

Tyler is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 7, 2019 - 49th Annual World 100 Takes Center Stage for Best Performance Motorsports
1Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports rolled into Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway over the weekend for the 49th annual World 100.

The biggest Dirt Late Model race on the planet came to life on Thursday night at the 1/2-mile oval, located in Rossburg, Ohio. Ninety-eight entries registered for action as the field was split into twin $10,000-to-win programs. Tyler recorded a third-place finish in his heat race to lock into the 10th-starting spot for his 25-lap prelim feature. In the finale, Erb battled the handle on his racecar to a register a 17th-place finish.

On Friday evening Tyler again raced his way into a 25-lap, $10,000-to-win prelim. He started seventh on the grid before before crossing the finish line in the 14th position.

Via his performances on Thursday and Friday evening, Tyler was positioned third on the grid for his Saturday night, heat race. With the Top-3 finishers moving onto the coveted, 100-lap finale, Erb fell short with a fourth-place finish. However, he did earn a starting spot in the main event after finishing third in his B-Main.

Starting 26th for the $52,000-to-win finale in front of a capacity crowd, Erb ran around mid-pack for the majority of the race. Unfortunately, his night was brought to an end on the 83rd circuit, when he made contact with a slowing Bobby Pierce in turn one. The ensuing damage to the rear of his racecar sidelined Erb, and he was credited with a 25th-place finish.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 1, 2019 - Best Performance Competes in Labor Day Weekend Tripleheader
1Tyler Erb kicked off a tripleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday night at Kentucky's Ponderosa Speedway.

A capacity crowd was on hand for the $12,000-to-win event, and Tyler finished sixth in his heat race to earn the 17th-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. In the main event, the driver known as "Terbo" turned on the booster and passed 12 competitors to register a fifth-place finish behind Tim McCreadie, Tanner English, Jonathan Davenport and Don O'Neal. For his efforts he received both the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race Award as well as the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race Award.

On Saturday evening the annual Bob Miller Memorial took center stage at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio), where competitors were pursuing a $12,000 winner's check. With 30 entries on hand, Tyler blazed to the fastest lap in Miller Welders Time Trials. He went on win his heat race to earn the pole position for the 50-lap finale.

As the race went green Tyler slipped to the second spot as fellow-front-row starter Jonathan Davenport jumped to the lead. Erb went on to run in a podium spot for much of the feature before registering a fourth-place finish behind Davenport, Josh Richards, and Tim McCreadie.

The three-race weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway, where the 51st annual Hillbilly Hundred came to life. With a $30,000 winner's check on the line, Tyler qualified fastest in his group before notching a runner-up finish in his heat race.

Starting the finale in the sixth position, Erb ran in the Top-10 throughout the event. At the checkered flag he was found in position No. 10.

"On one hand I'm bummed because I feel like I let some wins get away from us this weekend, but on the other hand, we finally had a weekend with no mechanical failures and we were really consistent, so that's a definite plus," Erb said. "Hopefully we can go to Eldora Speedway this weekend and win some globes."

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 23, 2019 - Tyler Erb Tackles Mansfield's Dirt Million
1 It was a homestate kind of weekend for Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports as they entered the second annual Dirt Million at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio).

Action came to life on Thursday night as 56 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors thundered into town for a pair $10,000-to-win programs. Heat race action resulted in Erb racing to a third-place finish, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the 30-lap prelim feature.

Erb raced in the Top 10 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the eighth position.

On Friday night twin $10,000-to-win features were again on hand, and Tyler set fast time in his group before finishing second in his heat race. Via his heat-race performance, he earned the sixth-starting spot for his 30-lap feature. Erb went on to race to a fifth-place finish in the feature behind Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, Michael Norris and Jonathan Davenport.

On Saturday night the final leg of the mega event was held. Tyler's finishes on Thursday and Friday night positioned him on the front row of a 10-lap heat race. He streaked to the heat race win, and in the redraw grabbed the 10th-starting spot for the 100-lap finale.

Erb picked up a few spots during the first half of the $101,626-to-win feature. With passing becoming difficult during the second half of the finale, he settled into the eighth position, and thats where he ultimately crossed the finish line.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 17, 2019 - COMP Cams Topless 100 Takes Tyler Erb & Best Performance Motorsports to Arkansas
1 The 27th annual COMP Cams Topless 100 presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions brought Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb to Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) on Thursday evening

The crown jewel weekend kicked off with a $5,000-to-win program, which drew 46 entries to the 3/8-mile oval. Tyler powered his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model to the second-fast time in his group in qualifications, which earned him the pole position for a heat race. Via his heat race effort Erb locked into the seventh-starting spot for the finale.

In the 30-lap, prelim feature Tyler was running in the Top 10, when he slowed with ignition issues on lap 19. The issue resulted in a 21st-place finish.

Moving into Friday evening, another complete $5,000-to-win show was held and Tyler finished fourth in heat race to earn the 13th-starting spot for the 25-lap, prelim feature. He went on to register a 14th-place finish.

Saturday night was the championship round for the 27th annual COMP Cams Topless 100. Via his two qualifying, night performances Erb started the night in a B-Main, which he won to earn the 18th-starting spot for the $40,000-to-win finale. During the course of the 100-lap finale, Tyler and his crew tweaked on the car during multiple, caution flags before crossing the finish line in the 13th position.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 10, 2019 - Tyler Erb Rallies for Top-10 Finish in North/South Weekend Opener; Finishes 18th in Finale
1 Best Performance Motorsports invaded the King family-owned Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) on Thursday night as the annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 weekend came to life.

The $10,000-to-win North/South Shootout was first on the weekend docket. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event drew a stacked field of 52 entries. Unfortunately, struggles in preliminary action forced Tyler Erb to utilize a series provisional to start 23rd on the feature grid.

Despite starting at the tail of the field the driver, known as "Terbo," rallied through the pack to cross the finish line in the ninth position. He earned the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race award for his performance.

On Friday night, with 53 entries on hand, double heat races were held. Tyler raced to a fourth-place finish and a third-place finish in his respective heat races to lock into the 12th-starting spot for Saturday night's $50,000-to-win finale. Erb had high hopes for the finale, but battled handling and mechanical issues to an 18th-place finish.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 3, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Treks North to USA Nationals
1 Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb trekked north to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday, where the team kicked off the 32nd annual USA Nationals at the 3/8-mile, speedplant.

The $6,000-to-win, World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Series event drew a field of 45 entries, and a third-place finish in his heat race moved Erb to the feature, where he started 12th. Advancing six positions in the 30-lapper, Tyler crossed the finish line in sixth.

1On Friday night preliminary action for the $50,000-to-win event was contested. Double heat races were held for the 45-car field, and Tyler raced to a third-place finish and a heat-race win. Via his dual performances he earned the fourth-most points in heat race action, which locked him into the pole-sitter's dash. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

After receiving the pole position in the draw for the dash, Erb led all eight laps to score the win, which locked him into the pole position for Saturday night's 100-lap finale.

For the majority of the $50,000-to-win, 100-lap finale Tyler raced in the Top 10 before a lap 98 tangle with Kyle Bronson, as the duo battled for the 10th position, relegated him to a 16th-place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.WoOLMS.com.

July 27, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Battles Bad Luck at FALS
1 Tyler Erb couldn't seem to catch a break all weekend during the 30th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois). (Todd Healy photo)

"We had a fast car from the time that we unloaded, but we just had zero luck," Erb commented. "We got suspension damage, while battling for the second spot in our qualifying feature. That left us starting at the back of a B-Main on Saturday night, and we got all the way up to sixth before the halfway point, but then a car slowed in front of us and left me with nowhere to go. I ended up on my side with heavy damage. It was a really frustrating weekend, but it is what it is."

An event-record, 72 entries took part in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event, and Tyler hit the ground running on Friday night with the second-fastest time in his qualifying group. As a result, he started on the pole for the a $2,500-to-win, preliminary feature. While battling for the second spot with Devin Moran, the two made contact, resulting in suspension damage that ended his night.

On Saturday evening Tyler started on the tail of a Last Chance Showdown. He had charged to the sixth position just before the halfway mark, when bad luck struck. A car slowed entering turn three, leaving Erb with nowhere to go. Tyler made heavy contact causing his No. 1 to flip onto his side. Luckily he was uninjured, but his weekend was brought to an end.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.WoOLMS.com.

July 20, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Competes in Silve Dollar Nationals
1 On a steamy Thursday night Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports kicked off the ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska). With 45 entries on hand Tyler qualified fourth fastest in his group and then charged to his heat race win to earn the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature.

As the Malvern Bank Go 50 went green, Erb began pressuring Tyler Bruening for the lead. Erb surged to the lead on the second circuit and lead until lap-8 when Mason Zeigler slipped past for the top spot. Tyler ran in the Top 5 for the next several laps before contact with another driver on lap 35 caused him to spin. He joined the back of the pack but was only able to manage a 15th-place finish.

On Friday night double heat races were contested for the Silver Dollar Nationals, mega finale. Tyler recorded a second-place finish and a third-place finish in his respective heats. His performances locked him into the fifth-starting spot for Saturday night's 80-lap, $53,000-to-win finale.

In the feature, Tyler raced to as high as the third position before a broken j-bar and driveshaft ended his outing early.

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 16, 2019 - Tyler Erb Charges to Top-10 Finish at Brown County
1 Despite struggling early in the night, Tyler Erb rebounded in the feature on Tuesday night at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota). The Texan advanced 12 spots to finish seventh in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program drew a field of 24 entries to the high-banked bullring. A flat tire in his heat race, left Tyler with a seventh-place finish, which positioned him 19th on the starting grid for the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature.

In the main event Tyler mounted a charge through the field. By the time the checkered flag dropped he was up to the seventh position.

Wednesday night's event at Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota) was rained out.

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 14, 2019 - Tyler Erb Races to Second-Straight LOLMDS Victory
1 Tyler Erb carried his hot hand into battle with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday night at Tri City Speedway. The end result was his second-straight, series victory in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Kicking off a four-race weekend, Erb hit the ground running in Miller Welders qualifying at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) by registering the fastest lap over the 31-car field at the 3/8-mile oval. He then backed up his qualifying performance with a heat race win to lock into the pole position for the Hoker Trucking 50.

For the first 22 laps of the finale, Erb chased Jimmy Owens for the top spot. On lap 23 Tyler edged ahead for the first time to take the lead, and led the next four circuits before losing the lead on lap 27. Not to be denied though, the Texas native blasted back to the lead on lap 30 and went on to pace the final 20 circuits for his fifth series win of 2019.

"That was a pretty exciting race. I really didn't want to see that last caution because I had gotten into a rhythm," Erb commented in Victory Lane.. "I was kind of kicking myself when Jimmy [Owens] got back by me for the lead. I knew when Mikey [Marlar] was behind me that things were going to be tough. I could hear Jimmy under me and then the same thing with Mikey. I just kind of let it go for broke in the last four laps. About a month ago I was in the same position [at Tri City Speedway] and I wasn't going to let what happened last time, happen again."

Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens and Earl Pearson Jr. completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday night the team again competed at Tri City Speedway in another $12,000-to-win event. Unfortunately, luck would not be on Erb's side throughout the night, and he was only able to manage a 15th-place finish in the Napa Know How 50.

Saturday found LOLMDS action shifting west to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the first night of a doubleheader at the CMH Diamond Nationals. Thirty-nine competitors entered the $15,000-to-win event, and Tyler earned the 22nd-starting spot for the feature via B-Main action. In the finale he advanced to a 16th-place finish.

On Sunday night the final night of the Diamond Nationals was held. Unfortunately, Tyler's luck wouldn't improve. After starting 11th in the feature, he spun late in the going and was able to only rebound to a 21st-place finish.

Tyler is currently second in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 6, 2019 - Tyler Erb Tops Tyler County Speedway for $12,000 LOLMDS Payday
1 Tyler Erb stormed to his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of the 2019 season on Friday night. He piloted his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $12,000 triumph in the 25th annual Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway.

The victory was his fifth of the year with Best Performance Motorsports and his seventh overall.

"I am super-pumped!" exclaimed Erb in Victory Lane. "We have a super-fast racecar right now. This is the best car I have ever driven. It feels like a year since we won a race. This is one of my favorite tracks. We haven't been here a lot, because it's a long way from Texas."

"I wanted to move up higher in turns one and two; that's what got me the lead on Devin [Moran]. It's hard to move up when you can see those guys below you. I was getting sideways into turn three and I could almost see the entire field behind me. This just shows how good of a team we have. We put in the work to win and it paid off tonight."

Following a rainout on Wednesday night at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio), the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) was able to get back to business on Thursday night with a trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

1With 29 Super Late Models entered, Tyler raced to a runner-up finish in his heat race in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Super Late Model. His heat finish positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the finale. He went on to record a seventh-place finish in the final rundown of the $12,000-to-win affair.

Friday night at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway, Tyler won his heat race to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for the 50-lap finale. He jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Once out front he paced the field for all 50 circuits on his way to the $12,000 triumph in the 25th annual Topless 50.

Saturday night's event at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) fell victim to rain and will not be rescheduled.

Tyler is up to second in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


June 29, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Rolls into Tennessee and Kentucky
1 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) resumed on Friday night as Best Performance Motorsports rolled into the "Bad Fast Taz" for the $12,000-To-Win Toyota of Knoxville 50 at Tennessee's Tazewell Speedway.

Twenty-seven drivers looked to tamed the wicked high banks, and Tyler started his night in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Super Late Model by finishing second in his heat race to earn the fifth-starting spot on the grid for the 50-lap feature.

For the first half of the feature Erb rode in a podium spot as he pursued race leader, Josh Richards. The Texan shot to the lead on lap 28 and paced the field until disaster struck on lap-44 in the form of a flat, right-rear tire. Erb rejoined the tail of the field, but was only able to manage an 11th-place finish.

Saturday night found the team at the King family owned, Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the 33rd annual Ralph Latham Memorial. With 44 entries on hand, Tyler finished second in his heat race to earn the fifth starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature. He raced in the Top 10 throughout the finale before crossing the finish line in the sixth spot.

Tyler is third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


June 25, 2019 - Tyler Erb Gets KO'd Coming to the Checkers on Tuesday Night at Tri City
1On Tuesday evening, Tyler Erb was back on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail. The Best Performance Motorsports team took their Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois).

Erb started his night with a win in his heat race, which locked him into the third-starting spot for the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win feature. Early in the race Tyler overtook Kyle Bronson for the lead, but would relinquish the top spot a few laps later, when Bronson slipped past.

Following a late-race restart Erb shot back to the lead. He paced the field until the final lap, when he and Bronson made contact in turn three. The result found Erb making hard contact with the wall as his night came to a very disappointing early end in the 10th position.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.TheHellTour.com.

June 22, 2019 - Tyler Erb Races to Runner-Up Finish in Hell Tour Action at Spoon River
1After seeing the opening round of the Firecracker 100 weekend at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) nixed by rain, Best Performance Motorsports decided to take a detour on Thursday night. The altered path took the team into battle at Spoon River Speedway (Canton, Illinois) in the $5,000-to-Win DIRTcar Summernationals event.

With 35 entries on hand, Tyler screamed to a new track in qualifying with a 12.995 second-lap. He backed it up with a heat race win before drawing the fourth-starting spot for the 40-lap feature in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 New Point Lighting & Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

In the main event he advanced two spots to finish second behind race winner, Brian Shirley. Frank Heckenast Jr., Tanner English and Bobby Pierce completd the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday evening the team rolled into Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) for the opening round of the annual Firecracker 100. The World 1of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event drew a field of 46 entries. Tyler started the night by setting fast time in qualifications with a 17.087-second lap. He finished second in his heat race to earn the eighth-starting spot for the 30-lap feature.

By lap 15 Tyler was up to the second position, but bad luck struck with a flat tire. Erb headed pitside before rejoining the tail of the field. He rebounded to finish 13th.

On Saturday evening Tyler started fourth in his heat race. He was running in a transfer spot on the final lap of his heat race, when a broken torque arm knocked him from contention. As a result he failed to qualify for the feature. His night was not over though as he earned a spot in the $3,000-to-win, Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifier's race. Erb battled with Max Blair for the lead early in the race, and actually led the field on lap 6 before Blair took the top spot back. Tyler went on to finish second behind Blair.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.TheHellTour.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

June 15, 2019 - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Triple Header Takes Best Performance Motorsports to the Southeast
1Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports returned to the grind of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday night as a triple header came to life.

Action kicked off with the Wayne Gray Memorial at North Carolina's Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Thirty Super Late Models entered the event, and after winning his heat race Tyler earned the PFC Pole Award for the $10,000-to-win feature.

Erb led the first 12 circuits of the feature before slipping to the second spot. Throughout the remainder of the event he fought diligently to get back to the top spot before ultimately settling for a third-place finish behind Kyle Bronson and Brandon Overton.

Friday night found the team in South Carolina at Cherokee Speedway, where 15th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial headlined the $12,000-to-win race. With 30 entries on hand, Tyler earned the 12th-starting spot for the feature after finishing third in his heat race. In the main event, he struggled to find forward drive and would cross the finish line in the 10th position.

The busy weekend came to a close on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee), where a $15,000 top prize was on the line for the Big Daddy 60. Tyler started eighth in the 60-lap finale and went on to register a sixth-place finish.

Tyler is now second in the latest LOLMDS points and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results from the weekend's events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


June 8, 2019 - Tyler Erb Races to Top-5 Finish in the Dirt Late Model Dream
1 It was a home-game kind of weekend for Tyler Erb as he and Best Performance Motorsports thundered into the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg Ohio) for the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream.

Located just down the road from their St. Mary's Ohio shop, the team invaded Eldora Speedway on Thursday night as the first crown jewel event of the 2019 campaign came to life. With 92 competitors on hand for the opener, Tyler streaked to a heat-race win, which locked him into the fifth-starting spot for the 25-lap, $10,000-to-win, preliminary feature. He would go on to fight a tight race car home to an eighth-place finish.

On Friday evening, the field was again split into a pair of $10,000-to-win programs. Tyler qualified ninth fastest in his group, which positioned him in the second starting spot for his heat race. He slipped to a third-place performance in the heat, but the finish was good enough to send him to the 25-lap, preliminary feature, where he started ninth. He again found himself chasing the handle on his No. 1 entry. He crossed the finish line in 11th.

Via his performances in preliminary action, Tyler was positioned third on the grid for his Saturday night heat race. A charge to a second-place finish locked him into the coveted, $125,000-to-win finale in front of a massive crowd.

During the early stages of the 100-lap affair Erb would slip back in the pack to just outside the Top 10. However, as the race progressed, so did the forward drive of the Texas native. By the late stages of the event he battled for the runner-up position before slipping to a fifth-place finish following a late-race restart. He followed Brandon Sheppard, Dale McDowell, Shane Clanton, and Chris Ferguson across the finish line.

"The first 40-50 laps I was trying to kind of save my stuff, but I was slipping backwards so I knew it was time to go by the time we got to the midway point," Erb said. "I'm happy with our performance, but it's kind of disappointing too. It's so hard to get to the front of these big races, so when you get this close you really want to win. When I got to second I made some mistakes that cost us some position on the track. With what we've learned here, hopefully we can come back and win the World 100 in September. We just have to keep digging."

For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.


May 31, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Invades Mississippi
1 Mother Nature finally cut the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) some slack and allowed the tour to return to action on Thursday night at Mississippi's Magnolia Motor Speedway. The opening round of the Geico Clash at The Mag presented by Big River Steel drew 39 entries to the 3/8-mile oval. Tyler finished third in his heat race to earn the 10th-starting spot for the 25-lap, preliminary feature.

Erb picked up a few spots early in the event before passing became difficult on the slick, gumbo service. He went on to cross the finish line in the seventh position.

Saturday night's $15,000-to-win finale found Tyler locked into the seventh-starting spot via his performances on Thursday and Friday evening. He competed in the Top-10 throughout the 100-lap affair before crossing the finish line in the sixth-position for the second-straight night.

Tyler continues to sit third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


May 26, 2019 - Tyler Erb Finishes Fifth in Florence Speedway Special Event
1 The team was originally slated to return to competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) over the weekend with the annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri). Unfortunately, storm damage early in the week forced the event to be postponed.

As a result, Tyler took his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle on Saturday night at Kentucky's Florence Speedway. The $5,000-to-win event drew a field of 38 entries to the half-mile oval.

Via heat race action, Tyler locked into the 18th-starting spot for the 50-lap finale. Throughout the feature he progressively marched his way forward. by the time that the checkered flag dropped he was credited with a fifth-place finish behind Darrell Lanigan, Zach Dohm, Mike Marlar and Kent Robinson.

Sunday night's scheduled event at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) fell victim to rain.

For full results from the event, please visit www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.


May 16, 2019 - Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports Get Back to Business with LOLMDS
1 Thursday night found the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) returning to action for the first time in over a month on Thursday night. The tour invaded 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa), where Tyler Erb returned to the driver's seat of his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Ryan Roberts photo)

Thirty-five competitors entered the event, and a fourth-place finish transferred Tyler to the TruAcre 50, where he started in the 13th position. Atop a challenging surface Erb made a late-race pit stop on lap-37 before ultimately recording a 14th-place finish in the final rundown.

Friday night found the LOLMDS contigent at 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa), where a $12,000 top prize was up for grabs. With 26 entries on hand, Tyler finished second in his heat race, which locked him into the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap, Truck Country 50.

In a feature that was plagued by multiple cautions for flat tires, Tyler raced to a runner-up finish behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport. Devin Moran, Josh Richards, and Tim McCreadie completed the Top-5 finishers.

Saturday night's NAPA North Star Nationals at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) fell victim to rain.

Tyler continues to sit third in the latest LOLMDS standings. For complete standings and event results, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


May 11, 2019 - Tyler Erb Rallies to Finish Seventh in Farmer City 74
1 After battling rainouts the past few weeks, Tyler Erb was finally able to return to action on Friday night in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Todd Healy photo)

Erb's latest event found him trekking to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois), where he entered the annual Farmer City 74. The Schaeffer's Oil Mid America Racing Series (MARS) event drew a field of 52 entries to the 1/4-mile oval, and a heat-race win positioned Tyler in the third-starting spot for the $10,000-to-win feature.

He raced in the Top 5 early in the event before having to make a trip to the pit area. He rejoined the tail of the field and got back to work. Throughout the reminader of the 74-lap feature he clawed his way back to a seventh-place finish.

Saturday night's FALS Frenzy event at Fairbury Speedway fell victim to rain.

Full results from the event are available at www.MARSRacingSeries.com.


April 28, 2019 - Tyler Erb Bounces Back from Flat Tire to Finish Fourth
1 Tyler Erb spent much of the weekend trying to find a place to race, where Mother Nature wasn't a factor. His pursuit of a race eventually took him to Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) on Sunday afternoon, where he took his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle in the inaugural Atomic 100.

Tyler won his heat race to earn the pole position for the $10,000-to-win, 100-lap finale. The Texas native paced the opening laps beforer relinquishing the top spot to Freddie Carpenter.

Erb pursued the leader until lap 29, when Carpenter slowed with mechanical issues. Tyler reinherited the lead and would stay out front until lap 49, when he began to battle a deflating tire. Tyler dropped back a pair of spots before ultimately drawing a caution on lap 56 for the flat tire.

Tyler ducked into the pit area for a fresh tire and rejoined the back of the pack. During the final 44 laps Erb charged from the back of the pack to a fourth-place finish behind Tim McCreadie, Kyle Strickler and Devin Moran.

Full results from the event are available at www.AtomicSpeedway.net.


April 20, 2019 - Mechanical Failure Sidelines Tyler Erb at 34 Raceway
1 Tyler Erb entered a single event over the weekend in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. The 11th annual Slocum 50 took the team to 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa), where Erb had his sights set on the $10,555 top prize. (Todd Healy photo)

Thirty-seven competitors entered the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) event, and Tyler raced to a third-place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the 10th-starting spot for the finale.

Unfortunately, Erb's hopes of a first Slocum title were sidelined by a battery failure early in the feature, while he was racing inside the Top 10. He was credited with a 19th-place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.MLRAracing.com.


April 14, 2019 - Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports Battle Rain Throughout Scheduledn Four-Race LOLMDS Weekend
1 Tyler Erb kicked off a four-day run with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio). With 33 entries on hand, a runner-up finish in his heat race, positioned Erb fifth on the starting grid for the 50-lap feature in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Tyler raced in the Top 10 throughout the $12,000-to-win feature before crossing the finish line in the seventh position.

Friday night's scheduled stop at Ohio's Sharon Speedway, fell victim to rain, so the team resumed action on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Tyler finished second in his heat race at the 1/2-mile oval to earn the 14th-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win, 50-lap finale. He battled the handle on his entry on his way to a 14th-place finish in the final running order.

Rain intervened again on Sunday evening, forcing the program at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) to be canceled.

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


April 6, 2019 - Pair of Top-10 Finishes in Weekend LOLMDS Action for Best Performance Motorsports
1 Tyler Erb returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) circuit over the weekend in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model as the tour sanctioned a pair of events in Tennessee and Georgia.

Action opened on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), where 29 cars registered for action in the "Tennessee's Action Track 50." A third-place finish in his heat race locked Tyler into the 12th-starting spot for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

During the course of the main event he raced his way to a ninth-place finish.

Saturday night took the team south to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia), where another $12,000 top prize was on the line for the LOLMDS competitors. A runner-up position in his heat race found Tyler earning the eighth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature.

As the main event went green, Tyler began clawing his way forward through the field. By lap 32 he was up to the second spot as he set his sights on leader, Jonathan Davenport. Unfortunately, he hooked the cushion on lap 37, causing him to spin to a stop.

Tyler was able to continue as he rejoined the tail of the field. Over the remainder of the event he rebounded to finish ninth.

Tyler continues to sit second in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


April 1, 2019 - Tyler Erb Scores Richest Career Win with Thaw Brawl Triumph
1 Tyler Erb claimed his richest, career payday on a cool Sunday afternoon at La Salle Speedway (La Salle, Illinois). The Texas native streaked to a $15,000 triumph in the eighth annual Hoker Trucking Thaw Brawl in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I was riding back in eighth or so for the first 40 or so laps, and just kept telling myself to be patient until we caught lapped traffic,” Erb said. “You had to go with your gut and run the top, even though it wasn’t really the desired line. I knew I had to hit it just right.

“I want to thank Eric Brock and Jeff Babcock and all my sponsors for giving me this opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited about how this year has started. We’ve got a long year still, but everything’s going real well right now.”

After seeing Saturday’s program washed away by rain, thirty-one Super Late Models took to Tony Izzo Jr.’s La Salle Speedway on a very cool Sunday afternoon for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) event. Via preliminary action, Tyler earned the 11th-starting spot for the 75-lap, $15,000-to-win finale.

For the first half of the race Erb bided his time as he ran just inside the Top 10. However, as the race entered its latter stages he began to pick up the pace as the front runners negotiated lapped traffic. Erb used the high side to go to the lead on lap 64 but surrendered the top spot two circuits later.

Despite losing the lead, Tyler would not be denied. On lap 72 he shot to the cushion in turns one and two and propelled himself to the lead. Erb went on to leading the closing laps to claim the $15,000 prize, which marked the richest of his career. Pierce, Chris Simpson, Dennis Erb Jr. and Ricky Weiss completed the Top-5 finishers.

The victory was the sixth overall on the year for Tyler Erb.

For full results from the event, please visit www.LaSalleSpeedway.com .


March 16, 2019 - Tyler Erb Rained Out at Atomic; Finishes Fifth with LOLMDS at Brownstown
1After a month break, Tyler Erb returned to the driver's seat of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model over the weekend.

He was slated to enter a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events in Ohio and Indiana. Unfortunately, the opening event at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) was nixed during time trials by persistent rain.

On Saturday evening the team traveled west to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the $12,000-to-win, Indiana Icebreaker. Thirty-four drivers registered for the event, and Tyler finished second in his heat race to earn the fifth-starting spot for the 50-lap finale.

Erb raced in the Top 5 throughout the event before crossing the finish line in fifth behind Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport, and Hudson O'Neal.

For full results from the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 10, 2019 - Tyler Erb Finishes Second in Friday and Saturday Night LOLMDS Action
1On Friday night, Tyler Erb entered the fifth round of the 43rd annual Wrisco Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida). He qualified second-fastest in his group in time trials, and then won his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature event.

Tyler jumped to the second position early in the feature as he set his sights on race leader, Jonathan Davenport. Erb powered into the top spot on lap 15 and paced the field for the next 22 circuits. Following a late-race restart Davenport slipped past for the lead. Erb continued to apply pressure to Daveport, but on a rubbered-up track he was forced to settle into a runner-up finish. Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist and Devin Moran completed the Top-3 finishers.

On Saturday evening 41 cars returned for the final night at East Bay Raceway Park. Tyler won his heat race to lock into the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. He ran in the Top-5 throughout the main event before surging late to finish second behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport. Devin Moran, Tanner English and Justin Williams.

Sunday night's LOLMDS Speedweeks finale at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For full results the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 7, 2019 - Tyler Erb Goes Back to Victory Lane in East Bay Raceway Park Opener
1Tyler Erb continued his red-hot start to the 2019 season on Monday night as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) rolled into East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the first of six races during the annual Winternationals. The pilot of the New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Franklin Enterprises/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model streaked to the $5,000 win.

"I am super-excited to get this opportunity to work with Randall Edwards, Eric, and Kelly," Erb said. "This is a dream come true for me. I have been dreaming of this chance for a long time and to finally get to this point is very satisfying, but you have to stay hungry. We still have a lot of racing left this year, but we couldn't ask for a better start to the season.

"It feels really great to win here at East Bay! This is such an historic track. I led two or three races here last year but let them slip away. I could feel Josh underneath me in three and four and I knew that if I lost the race, it wasn't going to be because of a lack of effort."

After winning his heat race, Tyler started on the pole for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature. He wouldn't get the best of starts in the feature, and as a result he initially slipped back to the fifth position. Over the course of the ensuing laps he began clawing his way forward, and on lap 13 he took control of the lead from Brandon Sheppard. Once out front he never looked back on his way to his second LOLMDS win of the season and his 1fourth victory overall. Josh Richards, Sheppard, Austin Hubbard and Don O'Neal rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

On Tuesday night Tyler Erb broke out the broom at East Bay Raceway Park. He started the night by blazing to the fastest time in Miller Welders Time Trials over a field of 56 entries and backed it up with a heat race win to earn the pole position for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature.

The main event found Tyler leading every lap on his way to his second-straight victory and third of Speedweeks. He was followed across the finish line by Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Owens.

"Like I said last night, driving for this team has been a dream come true," Erb said. "I am probably one of the happiest people in the world right now. I am lucky enough to be able to do this for a living. I just couldn't imagine being with anybody better than this team at the Best [Performance Motorsports] shop. I am really thankful for this opportunity.

Wednesday evening saw the winner's check increased to $7,000 as 52 entries took part in the event. Tyler started his night with a runner-up finish in his heat race, which positioned him in the eighth-starting spot on the feature grid. The main event saw Erb mounting a strong run through the field as he quickly made his way through the pack. He would reach the runner-up spot late in the race as he began to pressure Jonathan Davenport for the lead. Despite Tyler's best efforts he would be unable to make the pass and had to settle for a runner-up finish.

On Thursday night another $7,000-to-win slate was contested at the 1/3-mile oval. Tyler qualified second-fastest in his group before winning his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the 40-lap feature. Erb pursued early leader Kyle Bronson before jumping to the lead on lap 10. Tyler held the top spot until lap 38, when Hudson O'Neal shot past on the outside as Earl Pearson Jr. simultaneously worked past on the low side. The pilot of the Best Performance Motorsports No.1 Super Late Model crossed the finish line in third.

For full results the week, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


February 2, 2019 - Tyler Erb Wins LOLMDS Opener at the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing
1Tyler Erb hit the ground running in his debut with Best Performance Motorsports. The 22-year-old Texan scored the season opening win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday afternoon during the annual RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing.

The victory came aboard the team's New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Roberts Bee Company/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

"I want to thank Eric and Kelly Brock and Randall Edwards for having faith in me to drive their car," Erb commented. "This is a great way to start the season! There is so much tough competition here. I was a little worried in traffic, but those guys gave me plenty of room to get by. It was fast today, for sure. I want to thank Wayne Childress of New Point Lighting and Design, and Billy Franklin for helping us out this year."

Erb entered his first-career event with Best Performance Motorsports on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia). He started his night with a heat race win to lock into the fourth-starting position for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

Mother Nature intervened before the feature could be run as a steady rain pushed the finale to early Saturday afternoon.

As the race went green Tyler quickly advanced into a podium position. By lap 10 he climbed into the second spot, and on lap 13 he overtook Hudson O'Neal for the lead. Once out front Erb kept the field at bay for the remainder of the event, en route to the victory. It marked his third overall win of 2019, and his second-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

On Saturday night the second round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing came to life. After a lengthy rain delay, Erb started his night by qualifying second in his group, and then backed it up with a heat race win. Starting the feature fourth on the grid for the second-straight event, Tyler ran in the Top-5 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the fourth position behind Earl Pearson Jr., Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist.

Tyler is currently tied for second in the latest LOLMDS standings. For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


January 19, 2019 - Landon Simon Opens 2019 Season at the Chili Bowl
1Landon Simon kicked off his 2019 season on Wednesday night with his qualifying night for the 33rd Annual Lucas Chili Bowl presented by General Tire. Simon went toe-to-toe with a field of 72 competitors behind the wheel of his Best Performance Motorsports #1L Dave & Buster's/ XXX/ Toyota Midget.

A fourth-place finish in his heat race transferred him to a qualifier, where he started in the eighth position. He then registered an eight-place finish in his qualifier, which sent him to a B-Main, where he started ninth. With only the Top-4 finishers moving onto the feature, Landon crossed the finish line in the eighth spot, which brought his night to an early end.

On Saturday afternoon the final day of the 33rd Annual Chili Bowl came to life, and via his point total on his qualifying night, Simon started 15th in a F-Main. Unfortunately his outing quickly came to an end, as he got upside down. He was uninjured, but done for the event.

For full results from the event, please visit www.ChiliBowl.com


December 12, 2018 - Landon Simon and Tyler Erb to Lead Best Performance Motorsports Charge in 2019
1St. Marys, Ohio (12/12/18) – Best Performance Motorsports is busily gearing up for the 2019 season, which is shaping up to be the team’s most ambitious campaign to date.

The team will field entries for both Tyler Erb and Landon Simon. Erb will set his sights on the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship and rookie of the year crown behind the wheel of the Best Performance Motorsports #1 Bulk Material Lift/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. (Heath Lawson photo)

Meanwhile, Indiana’s Simon will pursue a full slate of competition in both his Best Performance Motorsports #1 DRC Chassis Sprint Car and Best Performance Motorsports #1 XXX Chassis Midget.

“I’m very excited to have these two young and talented drivers in our stable for the 2019 season,” Best Performance Motorsports’ Eric Brock commented. “I think it surprised a lot of people when we announced that we would be fielding both a Super Late Model and Sprint Car operation for 2019. With these two drivers the sky is the limit. 2019 is going to be a fun ride for our team.”

1For the 29-year-old Simon, his new opportunity with Best Performance Motorsports offers a chance to bridge the gap between different types of motorsports. (TeeJay Crawford photo)

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon.

Known for his throttle-mashing style and charismatic antics, Texas’ racer Tyler Erb views his new ride as a major step in his racing career.

“With the support of my family, my crew, my sponsors, and my fans this is the opportunity that I’ve been working toward for the past several years,” the 21-year-old Erb noted. “This is the chance of a lifetime, and I’m extremely gracious to Eric Brock and Best Performance Motorsports. I’ve never been as focused on an upcoming racing season as I am right now. We are definitely going in with all guns blazing.”

More schedule details for both drivers will be added to the team website at www.BestPerformanceMotorsports.com in the coming weeks.

Any marketing partners, who are interested in becoming involved with Best Performance Motorsports are encouraged to please contact Sarah Adams at sarah@bestperformancemotorsports.com .

December 1, 2018 - Landon Simon Competes in the Gateway Dirt Nationals
1 St. Marys, Ohio (11/26/18) – Landon Simon made his debut with Best Performance Motorsports over the weekend during the third annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America's Center (St. Louis, Missouri).

On Friday night, behind the wheel of the Mount Baker Vapor #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ XXX Chassis Midget, Simon earned the 13th-starting spot for the feature via preliminary action.

Early in the 20-lap, $3,000-to-win feature Simon jumped up to the 10th position before being collected in a melee that ended his evening in the 17th position.

On Saturday evening, Landon was seeded into the seventh-starting spot in a B-Main via his Friday night performance. With passing being difficult, Simon would only manage a seventh-place finish, and with only the Top-3 finishers moving on, his night came to an early end.

For full results from the weekend, please visit www.ProfessionalMotorsportsSolutions.com.

November 26, 2018 - Best Performance Motorsports & Josh Richards Part Ways; Tyler Erb Takes Over Driving Duties for 2019
1 St. Marys, Ohio (11/26/18) – After a successful two-year partnership, Best Performance Motorsports and Josh Richards have agreed to amicably part ways for the 2019 season. Texas hot shoe, Tyler Erb will be taking over the driving duties of the team’s potent Dirt Late Model.

“We enjoyed a lot of success with Josh (Richards), and I wish him nothing but the best in his future ventures,” Best Performance Motorsports’ Eric Brock said on Monday afternoon. “We are now extremely excited about the future with Tyler Erb as our driver. He’s got a lot of talent and enthusiasm and will be a great fit for our organization.”

During their two years together, Best Performance Motorsports and Richards enjoyed tremendous success. In 2017, the team earned the prestigious Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship (LOLMDS) in just their first full-season together. In 2018 they finished second in the LOLMDS championship point standings.

Over the past two seasons with Richards behind the wheel, the St. Marys, Ohio based team amassed 15 wins, including two $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championships at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park and the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The duo also earned 59 Top-5 finishes and 82 Top-10 finishes.

Additional details regarding Tyler Erb joining forces with Best Performance Motorsports as well as the team’s 2019 plans will be released at a later date.

November 26, 2018 - Landon Simon Partners with Best Performance Motorsports for 2019 & Beyond
1 INDIANAPOLIS (November 26, 2018) -- It was announced today that reigning Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Series Champion Landon Simon will drive for Best Performance Motorsports in 2019.

Simon, who has owned, operated and driven his familiar black, silver and blue LSR No. 24 with support from primary sponsor Mt. Baker Vapor for the past five years, will switch to BMP’s black, green and blue No. 1 beginning this week at the Gateway Dirt Nationals.  

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon. 

The Best Performance Motorsports Super Late Model team based out of St. Marys, Ohio has competed full time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since 2016. The newly formed open wheel team will operate out of Simon’s Indianapolis shop. A full Sprint Car schedule and additional Midget events will be released at a later date. 

1The Gateway Dirt Nationals is held in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri and features the largest indoor dirt track in America,with a semi-banked 1/5 mile dirt surface. The temporary oval within the 67,000-seat stadium on the Mississippi River will see midget racing for the first time ever this week. 

“I can’t wait to debut this new partnership at Gateway. Last year we worked with event promoter Cody Sommer and did some testing at The Dome. The atmosphere in there is unreal. I can't thank him enough for giving us another great event,” added the 29-year-old Sprint Car driver.  

At Gateway, Simon will drive the Best Performance Motorsports, Mt Baker Vapor, Toyota-powered Triple X. LSR partners Duncan Oil Company, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, BMRS, Astro Titanium, DMI, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire and High Side Design will continue their support in 2019.  

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com 

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